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Grant Hirabayashi Interview

Date: November 19, 2000
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
Interviewer: gayle k. yamada
Videographer: Mario Vizcarra
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1004-11
01:40:12
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Kibei male. Born November 9, 1919, in Thomas, Washington. Went to Japan at age twelve, attended school, and returned to the U.S. as a high school student. Enlisted in the army just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was eventually recruited for the Military Intelligence Service. Selected as one of fourteen Japanese Americans to fight with \"Merrill's Marauders.\" After the war, worked in Japan during the U.S. occupation, and became involved with the war crimes trials. Went on to work for the State Department and the Library of Congress. Mr. Hirabayashi passed away on November 24, 2010.

(This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.)
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Attending school in Japan as a child Segment 1 of 13 [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-1/ .
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Being placed into "protective custody" with other Nisei while in the army Segment 2 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-2/ .
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Joining the Military Intelligence Service Segment 3 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-3/ .
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Volunteering for a dangerous mission; joining Merrill's Marauders Segment 4 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-4/ .
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Coping with physical ailments on mission Segment 5 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-5/ .
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Having an army escort Segment 6 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-6/ .
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Description of interrogation tactics Segment 7 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-7/ .
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Interrogating "comfort women" Segment 8 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-8/ .
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Leaving Burma Segment 9 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-9/ .
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Description of classmate's heroic wartime actions Segment 10 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-10/ .
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Attending the surrender ceremony Segment 11 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-11/ .
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Thoughts on the military resisters Segment 12 of 13 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-12/ .
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Interview location: Silver Spring, Maryland Continuing service at the war crimes trials Segment 13 of 13 [ Previous segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-1004-11-13/ .
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